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School House On The Rocks

The rallying cry of the 1970s children’s program School House Rock! was “knowledge is power.” We couldn’t agree more. But passing and changing laws isn’t as simple as a bill walking up the steps of Capitol Hill.

Join us to experience a vibrant dialogue with political and civic leaders about recent victories and the importance of participation, advocacy, and activism. Leave armed with the knowledge you need to help build power and win #EquityForAll—including the importance of elections and Census 2020!

Join us for Heavy Conversation and Light Appetizers!
Thursday, November 21, 2019
1871 Auditorium, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654
5:15-5:50 p.m. Networking Reception
6:00-7:30 p.m. Panel Conversation
Tickets: $25 for you and a guest

Meet Our Panelists!

Cherita Ellens, CEO, Women Employed, will facilitate the conversation about the power of knowledge and participation.

Senator Cristina Castro, 22nd District, Chief Sponsor of the IL No Salary History Bill. Women Employed worked closely with Sen. Castro and Rep. Anna Moeller, the Chief Sponsor in the House of Representatives, to pass the bill and advance pay equity.

Stevie Valles, Executive Director, Chicago Votes, a non-partisan, non-profit organization that builds a more inclusive democracy by putting power in the hands of young Chicagoans. Valles is a 2019 recipient of the MTV Leaders for Change grant.

Audra Wilson, Executive Director, League of Women Voters of Illinois. Audra drives the organization’s mission to further a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge, and the confidence to participate in government.

Tina Hone, Chief Equity Officer, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago. Tina is spearheading the Y’s Census 2020 efforts to encourage all Chicagoans to be counted to ensure residents have a voice to shape their roads, community, schools, and future.

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November 21 2019


Date: November 21
Time: 5:15 PM - 7:30 PM
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Merchandise Mart Plaza

222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, 1871 Auditorium
Chicago, IL 60654

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Women Employed
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